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  • Summary: Take to the high seas as fearless pirate Katarina de Leon, the "Black Kat." Master a dozen pirate ships from the simple gunboat to the massive Man 'O War. Discover and explore increasingly dangerous and fantastic island worlds. Develop swordplay skills to defeat evil pirate bands and lootTake to the high seas as fearless pirate Katarina de Leon, the "Black Kat." Master a dozen pirate ships from the simple gunboat to the massive Man 'O War. Discover and explore increasingly dangerous and fantastic island worlds. Develop swordplay skills to defeat evil pirate bands and loot their treasures. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 24
  2. Negative: 1 out of 24
  1. 90
    It was hard enough to put the game down long enough to write this review, if that tells you anything. Pirates might lack graphical “oomph,” but it’s fun.
  2. 89
    Pirates' great mix of excellent control, superb presentation, fun third-person action, and ship combat make it far more interesting than most of the third-person adventures hitting next gen systems.
  3. 80
    Pirates is an excellent game in one regard; it allows you a great deal of freedom to explore and to complete the game at your own pace.
  4. It's likely to really impress strict adventure fans - but perhaps feel a little dull to faster paced gamers.
  5. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    68
    For a game so short on looks and character, Black Kat is surprisingly engaging. [May 2002, p.109]
  6. PSM Magazine
    60
    There's still fun to be had, but we're hoping for more innovation and greater variety of gameplay. [Apr 2002]
  7. Play Magazine
    40
    The game is in serious need of some diversity – namely, some platforming and/or puzzle elements. [Apr 2002, p.59]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. SYX
    Feb 23, 2002
    10
    This is the best game I have ever played in the world, from pirate fighting to whooping some major @$$. This game fires on all levels.
  2. IdontwannaTellYou
    Apr 12, 2002
    10
    This Game Rocks! I dont usually buy ps2 games but wow! And this is a 2 player game if you play sea battle mode!
  3. GigiS.
    Jul 7, 2002
    10
    I am totally hooked on this game. I love how it's not strictly action--not JUST fighting and killing. Fun quests and good story, and the I am totally hooked on this game. I love how it's not strictly action--not JUST fighting and killing. Fun quests and good story, and the music is great--dramatic and majestic at times. Expand
  4. Candrea
    Jul 4, 2002
    8
    The demo disc is what got me into this game. Having only a little time on my hands, I found this game to have a different scenerio than most The demo disc is what got me into this game. Having only a little time on my hands, I found this game to have a different scenerio than most games which was a nice surprise. We have had little interest in buying any games for our PS2 lately but I am thankful to the magazine demos which got us to buy this one. This was a true reward. Strictly Enjoyable. Expand

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Awards & Rankings

#32 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2002